B: 02 Oct 1909, Burnside, Manitoba, Canada
Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 18 Mar 1935 (1) Beryl Scharff at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba d. 3/18/70
M: 03 Sep 1971 (2) Ann Loewen
Children of Walter Adams and Beryl Scharff:
Jean Diane Adams
B: 11 Jan 1937, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 20 Jul 1959, William John Robert Chapman, at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
Betty Ann Salome Adams
B: 17 May 1938, Burnside, Manitoba, Canada
M: 29 Jun 1957, Kenneth Johnson, at Burnside, Manitoba, Canada
Perry Walter Adams
B: 22 Dec 1941, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 26 Jun 1965, Linda Gail Austin, at McKenzie U.C.C., Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
Sandra Beryl Adams
B: 16 Jul 1943, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 21 Jul 1962, John Fred Wood, at Burnside U.C.C., Burnside, MB, Canada
Walter was born at Burnside on the home farm at 32-11-8 on October 2, 1909. He was educated at Burnside School and Portage Collegiate. He worked on his father's farm until his marriage in 1935 to Beryl Scharff, who was born in Benito, Manitoba. Beryl graduated from the Portage General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1932. They farmed at 28-11-8 and their farm house was on the bank of Rat Creek. They raised four chldren: Jean (Mrs. Robert Chapman), Betty (Mrs. Ken Johnson), Perry, and Sandra (Mrs. John Wood).
Walter did mixed farmiing and raised purebred Herefords. All the family participated in 4-H and won many prizes at MacGregor Fair and Portage Fair with their cattle, grain, baking and preserving. Beryl was very active in Church work and was a life member of the United Church Women. She died March 18, 1970, and is buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Portage. Walter married Anne Loewen, of Brandon, on September 3, 1971, and they continued to farm until they retired to live in Portage in 1974, at 117 - 3rd St. N.W., where they still live at the present time. Walter is very interested in sports. In the past, he attended many ball games in Portage and still spends a lot of time watching various sports on TV and listening to them on the radio. Over the years he enjoyed fishing and hunting deer and ducks. He and Anne spend many hours playiing cards and cribbage, both at home and with their many friends. They also enjoy visiting with their many relatives.
(Russel Hart has pictures of Walter with his display of arrow and spearheads found during fieldwork near Rat Creek)
Sources and/or Contributors:
Excerpts from a book about the Burnside Area, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, pps. 84-88, submitted by Shirley Adams Taylor via Russell Hart.
Russel M. Hart, 17 Sep 2002 (Formation@earthlink.net)